Death anniversary of Alam Lohar being observed today

03 Jul, 2017 1:05 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The death anniversary of legendary Punjabi folk singer Alam Lohar is being observed on Monday.

Alam Lohar is famous for his rendition of Waris Shah’s Heer, which he has memorized in 36 styles and forms.

He was also honored with Pakistan’s highest civil award for arts and theatre the Pride of Performance Award in 1979.

He was born in 1928 and died on 3rd July, 1979.

Alam Lohar developed a new style of singing the Punjabi Vaar, an epic or folk tale. He is famous for his rendition of Waris Shah’s Heer, which he has memorized in 36 styles and forms.

He recorded his first album at the age of 13 and has outsold all other singers in Pakistan in the 1970s.

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